Windsurf open 17

The sun shone and there was a light breeze with an occasional gust, and shining wind. Race Officer John Parr set a course with two beats, and lots of port bias. We had a number of Midland visitors, all well known to us and a good Notts County contingent entered.

The racing saw Guy Sprekley from the club win every race, but not without tussles with second place Tim Colles from Bartley. Third was Tom Naylor in the 9.5. The 7.5 fleet saw Russ towns win with three firsts and Ollie Beadnall second, with Steve Payne third.

Last year 4 juniors learnt to windsurf under Julie Halls watchful eye, and they entered their first race at the Open, sailing a simplified triangle on the main course, all completing the course, which is a great achievement after only a few months of windsurfing. Duncan Monaghan won this race with Charlotte Taylor second and Molly Sprekley third, Linus Monaghan finishing forth. We then moved the course nearer the clubhouse and Molly Sprekley started from the back and came all the way through to win the second race, and Duncan Monaghan won the third.

The day finished with the odd beer / larger and a lovely Pauline roast with 12 youngsters and nearly 40 adults enjoying the evening sunshine on the balcony, along with a birthday cake for Guy Sprekley with only three candles! His birthday is next Tuesday.


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